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Tehran accuses U.S., Israel of smear campaign against new president
AP ^

Posted on 07/03/2005 12:11:11 PM PDT by jmc1969

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran accused the U.S. and Israel on Sunday of a smear campaign against its president-elect and warned Europe, which is in tricky nuclear negotiations with Tehran, not to join in the mudslinging.

The ultraconservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won a landslide presidential election victory, has been accused of taking American hostages in 1979 when radical students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Iranian exiles and an Austrian politician are alleging he was involved in the 1989 slaying of a Kurdish leader and two associates in Vienna.

“Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans. They are advised to seriously avoid interference in this issue,” Asefi warned. “We advise the Europeans not to fall into the trap of the Zionist media.”

The Iranian warning came as France, Germany and Britain lead European Union efforts to persuade Tehran to permanently halt nuclear enrichment activities, which the United States claims are part of Iran’s plan to develop a nuclear arsenal.

No plans to curtail nuke program

The Europeans are offering economic incentives in hopes of persuading Iran to permanently freeze its enrichment program on its own to avoid U.N. intervention and possible sanctions.

Ahmadinejad, the former mayor of Tehran, has said Iran will not curtail its nuclear program and will restart uranium enrichment activities, which it voluntarily suspended in November as part of negotiations with the Europeans.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; bushfault; bushsfault; evilzionists; iran; joooooooos

1 posted on 07/03/2005 12:11:11 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Is it still a "smear campaign" if the accusations are true?


2 posted on 07/03/2005 12:15:44 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: jmc1969

Sounds like Tehran is making threats.


3 posted on 07/03/2005 12:16:37 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVgirl

They're telling Europe to be a good dhimmi.


4 posted on 07/03/2005 12:21:49 PM PDT by debg
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To: jmc1969
MOAB does much more than "smear".


5 posted on 07/03/2005 12:24:50 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: jmc1969
Iran's newly "elected" thug tyant, oops i meant President, has been all cleaned up and made presentable for public relations purposes.


6 posted on 07/03/2005 12:25:45 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: jmc1969; Ernest_at_the_Beach; nuconvert; PhilDragoo

"“Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans. They are advised to seriously avoid interference in this issue,” Asefi warned. “We advise the Europeans not to fall into the trap of the Zionist media.”

You know we are ticking off the Iranian Jihadists and their Mullah mouthpieces when we get classified as Zionist/Joooish media.


7 posted on 07/03/2005 12:25:54 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

That pig has lipstick, but can it fly?


8 posted on 07/03/2005 12:26:54 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: jmc1969
From further down in the article:

In 1979, Ahmadinejad was a member of the Office of Strengthening Unity, the student organization that planned the Tehran Embassy takeover. Six former hostages who saw the president-elect in a 1979 photo or on television said they believe Ahmadinejad was among the captors who held them for 444 days and one said he was interrogated by the new president.

Ahmadinejad has denied he was one of the hostage takers.

Since the Iranians are apparently admitting that Ahmadinejad was part of the organization that planned the seizure, then I think their distinction is close to meaningless. As it is, he was likely indeed to have been one of the hostage-takes (I will credit 6 Americans before I would credit the Iranian government), and this admission of "there but not participating" is probably just being used to treat create a bit of confusion.

9 posted on 07/03/2005 12:30:08 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: jmc1969

When in doubt, blame the jews and americans.


10 posted on 07/03/2005 12:32:37 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: debg
This new guy is a rabble-rouser. Good.

Spineless as the euros are, they'll internally be insulted that Tehran sees fit to instruct them how to conduct their foreign policy.

11 posted on 07/03/2005 12:34:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Aquinasfan; FormerACLUmember; aculeus; general_re; hellinahandcart; Thinkin' Gal; ...
Ask the imam, is pig with jewelry and lipstick triple-haram? And is it called jewelry after Jews?”
12 posted on 07/03/2005 12:37:30 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

Ask the Imam -- Is it OK to have SEX with my SLAVES? discussed in FR at

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/773937/posts


13 posted on 07/03/2005 12:40:45 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Aquinasfan
“May one study such pronouncements while . . . temporarily away from one’s desk?”
14 posted on 07/03/2005 12:46:29 PM PDT by dighton
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To: txflake

It will be interesting to see what other countries come up with more info. I gather this guy has been around the block and we all can't be mistaken.


15 posted on 07/03/2005 12:52:06 PM PDT by debg
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To: SteveMcKing

Nice color...Apparently they want people to see this thing coming...Give them time to reflect----before they die...


16 posted on 07/03/2005 1:15:26 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park!!!)
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To: jmc1969; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo; nuconvert; Straight Vermonter; devolve; Smartass
Below are pictures of two cousins to the new ruler of Iran. Please notice the continuity of resemblance.


17 posted on 07/03/2005 1:26:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: snowsislander

Yeah, that has been my point since he admitted to being a part of it.

"ok, ok, so I was INVOLVED, but not really INVOLVED INVOLVED."

Puh-lease. The Europeans better obey the almight clerics in Iran.


18 posted on 07/03/2005 1:39:51 PM PDT by sandbar
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To: All
Below are pictures of cousins to the new ruler of Iran.

Please notice the continuity of resemblance in the photos below:


19 posted on 07/03/2005 1:40:28 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: jmc1969; All

It's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!


20 posted on 07/03/2005 2:25:55 PM PDT by IAF ThunderPilot (The basic point of the Israel Defense Forces: -Israel cannot afford to lose a single war.)
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To: jmc1969
“Europeans should show their political maturity and not intertwine their interests with those of the Americans.

LoL!

Even Europe knows who to follow and it "ain't" Iran! (Iran doesn't have the finances to cover Europe's misguided agenda)

21 posted on 07/03/2005 3:32:52 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: jmc1969

Sounds like a non-denial denial to me....


22 posted on 07/03/2005 3:34:00 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: jmc1969
No plans to curtail nuke program

Sure, Iran will have full cooperation from the rest of the world to continue their program.

This sounds like a statement out of the nineties when "Jimma' Carter II" was at the helm.

Cinch up your suspenders and fasten your seat belt's for the ride of your life is about to come to pass, for the Iranians are NOT going to achieve their goal.

IMO.

23 posted on 07/03/2005 3:42:32 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: IAF ThunderPilot
It's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!

Most likely the cry from Iran when they see the incoming! ; )

24 posted on 07/03/2005 3:44:32 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Grampa Dave

25 posted on 07/03/2005 5:01:18 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: jmc1969

"The Iranian warning came as France, Germany and Britain lead European Union efforts to persuade Tehran to permanently halt nuclear enrichment activities, which the United States claims are part of Iran’s plan to develop a nuclear arsenal.

No plans to curtail nuke program "




Looks like we're getting close to Revelations prophecy.


26 posted on 07/03/2005 5:04:03 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: jmc1969

How is the semi-annual 'Death to America' Day planning coming? Does this compare with our 'Iran is a Poopyhead' Day? At least we have free beer and hot dogs.


27 posted on 07/03/2005 5:07:45 PM PDT by RightWhale (withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: FormerACLUmember
A free woman cannot become a slave unless she is a kaafir woman from a state that is at war with the Muslims and the Muslims have captured her.

And since they're at war with all non-Mohammedans, we're all fair game. Nobody gets it yet, except for most people here, and the parts of the world bordering on the Mohammedan world.

28 posted on 07/05/2005 4:31:42 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: IAF ThunderPilot
"It's the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!"

LOLOLOLOLOL!
29 posted on 07/05/2005 12:42:24 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (tired of all the shucking and jiving)
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